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HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 08: Arian Foster #23 of the Houston Texans during game action in the second half against the Indianapolis Colts at NRG Stadium on October 8, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

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Houston Texans owner Bob McNair was in hot water last October when he said, “we can’t have the inmates running the prison” when referring to players protesting during the national anthem, but apparently his words were not shocking to former Texans running back Arian Foster

“You hear the rumblings, so…that was my first thought—that it didn’t surprise me he thought like that,” Foster said, per Martin Rogers of USA Today. “Knowing my experience of being an NFL player, it is of my understanding that that’s how they view the players anyway.”

McNair’s words originally came during a meeting between owners and commissioner Roger Goodell, per Seth Wickersham and Don Van Natta Jr. of

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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